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  • City Emails Shed Light On Early Rock Cats Talks

    City Emails Shed Light On Early Rock Cats Talks
    HARTFORD — On a late November afternoon in 2012, city officials met with executives from the New Britain Rock Cats and put in motion a secret 18-month negotiation to bring the minor league club to Hartford. The meeting at Salute on Trumbull Street...
  • Hartford Residents Say Fix Schools Before Building Ballpark

    Hartford Residents Say Fix Schools Before Building Ballpark
    HARTFORD — In short, rhyming bursts, Chris Brown summed up the feelings Monday of dozens who spoke about a proposed minor league stadium in Hartford. "In a startling announcement on the sunny fourth of June, from left field came a stadium surprise...
  • Berlin, New Britain Resolve Rock Cats Stadium Lawsuit

    Berlin, New Britain Resolve Rock Cats Stadium Lawsuit
    BERLIN — An agreement for a 40 percent reduction in the assessed value of Rock Cats stadium land located in Berlin should resolve a lawsuit filed by New Britain last year challenging Berlin's assessment of the property, Berlin's town attorney said...
  • Rock Cats Deal: Hartford To Realign Four Streets, Buy Land

    Rock Cats Deal: Hartford To Realign Four Streets, Buy Land
    HARTFORD — Before Hartford can sign a lease with the New Britain Rock Cats, the city council must approve proposals that would realign four streets, authorize buying downtown property for $1.78 million and allow officials to issue or reallocate...
  • Hartford Can Capitalize On New Trend In Minor League Parks

    Hartford Can Capitalize On New Trend In Minor League Parks
    To the naked eye, New Britain Stadium appears as fresh today as it was on Opening Day 1996. Built for $10 million 19 years ago, the stadium at Willow Brook Park has seemingly aged well. The Rock Cats have traditionally drawn well, and management has not...
  • Jeff Jacobs: Haters Going To Hate, But Downtown Ballpark A Positive Move

    Jeff Jacobs: Haters Going To Hate, But Downtown Ballpark A Positive Move
    Let's see. The parking will be so expensive nobody will pay to watch a minor league baseball team downtown. If, by some miracle, somebody does decide to go, the traffic will be so bad that getting to a parking spot before the eighth inning will be...
  • Hartford Plans $60 Million Stadium; Rock Cats Owner Says 'Opportunity Couldn't Pass Up'

    Hartford Plans $60 Million Stadium; Rock Cats Owner Says 'Opportunity Couldn't Pass Up'
    HARTFORD — More than a year of secret talks culminated Wednesday on the steps of city hall as the mayor and the owner of the New Britain Rock Cats announced a deal to bring the minor league baseball team to Hartford. What had been whispered by...
  • Resignation In New Britain At Possible Loss Of Rock Cats

    Resignation In New Britain At Possible Loss Of Rock Cats
    NEW BRITAIN — In the world of minor league baseball, hard hittin' New Britain may be about to go down swinging. The Rock Cats, probably the best-known attraction in this struggling city, announced Wednesday that they plan to move to a new,...
  • Stadiums Are Improving, And Hartford Is Up Next

    Stadiums Are Improving, And Hartford Is Up Next
    HARTFORD — From 1994 through 1996, three Eastern League stadiums were opened in Connecticut. Norwich and New Britain got new stadiums and New Haven's Yale Field was renovated. The total cost for the three projects: $30 million. Two decades...
  • A Rich Minor League History In New Britain

    A Rich Minor League History In New Britain
    HARTFORD — The expected departure of the Rock Cats to Hartford for 2016 will leave New Britain, a city of 73,000, without minor league baseball for the first time since 1983. It will also leave a 6,000-seat stadium, only 18 years old, quiet on...
  • Hartford Officials To Announce Plan To Move Rock Cats To City

    Hartford Officials To Announce Plan To Move Rock Cats To City
    HARTFORD — City officials said they will make a "major sports announcement" Wednesday, when details of a plan to lure the New Britain Rock Cats to the city will be revealed. The Courant has reported that the Eastern League affiliate of the...
  • Summer In The City? Baseball Would Make It Special

    Summer In The City? Baseball Would Make It Special
    We have a history. Oh, do we have a baseball history. The only Civil War veteran inducted by the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown brought professional baseball to Hartford in 1874. Not only was Morgan G. Bulkeley a team owner, he helped make the...